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Hey guys, I know there is a bunch of audio build threads on here, and trust me, I've looked at them. I'm just wondering if anyone has upgraded their stock head unit to an aftermarket double din unit? (I don't have the UVO :(....which is why I want to upgrade! haha)

Just wondering if anyone has tried this Korean Auto Imports

Or is there any others on the market yet that I haven't found?
Has anyone come across kia rio wiring harnesses and connections to keep your steering wheel buttons to work with an aftermarket head unit?
 

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thanks guys, yes I'm constantly looking at crutchfield, I just need a new trim mold to fit a double din radio, crutchfield doesnt have one.
Thanks for those links on Koreanautoimports.
 

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Im also trying to change the stock radio with something that will fit a 2 DIN space. The problem is that the Rio has a unique mask, its not a classical 2 DIN space like in Kia Ceed for example. The display and the buttons are separated with the mask and therefore it should be changed as a whole. JR0B13 you know what I'm talking about. We would need something like this: CS-K023 SPECIAL CAR DVD WITH GPS FOR KIA K3 / Kia RIO 2012 products, buy CS-K023 SPECIAL CAR DVD WITH GPS FOR KIA K3 / Kia RIO 2012

And check this out: Bekijk hier alle originele accessoires. Van styling tot comfort.
Scroll until you see a Pioneer unit fitted in the car.

And finally look at this post. Its in dutch and I don't understand anything although Google Translator helps a lot :) but this guy managed to change the radio. Audio Installatie Kia Rio - Kiaclub Nederland - Pagina 5

I've also looked at every topic mentioning the aftermarket radio options :)
 

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Thanks Fran9127! Exactly the kind of help I'm looking for! Much appreciated
If only I could buy that trim molding without the Pioneer double din included in the price in that second link you sent me...
 

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Yeah that would be great. I copied the product number and found the product on Pioneer site but it didn't have a picture or a price.
 

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Yeah that would be great. I copied the product number and found the product on Pioneer site but it didn't have a picture or a price.
i found this on internet. 2 Din Car Audio Frame,DVD Panel,Dash Kit,Fascia,Stereo Kit for 2012 Kia K3 - Detailed info for 2 Din Car Audio Frame,DVD Panel,Dash Kit,Fascia,Stereo Kit for 2012 Kia K3,2012 Kia K3 Car Audio Frame,2 Din Car Audio Frame,DVD Panel,Dash Kit,Fascia,Ster

I was looking for this part a long time ago, now i notice that is posted for Kia K3 seems to be the same car o quite similar.
 

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Few things with this part.

1. They are not real pictures of the product. They seem to be 3D generated pictures. So who knows how good the fitment will be.

2. with Alibaba.com, it says the minimum amount for purchase would be 5. So we would have to do a group buy. If were unhappy with the product, pretty sure it will be impossible to get any kind of refund.

I would love to get this myself, but I dont't know...
 

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Few things with this part.

1. They are not real pictures of the product. They seem to be 3D generated pictures. So who knows how good the fitment will be.

2. with Alibaba.com, it says the minimum amount for purchase would be 5. So we would have to do a group buy. If were unhappy with the product, pretty sure it will be impossible to get any kind of refund.

I would love to get this myself, but I dont't know...[/QUOTE]


but check this out..

ACV Online Shop - 381178-29

DOPPEL-DIN KIT SCHWARZ KIA RIO AB 09/2011 - Autoradios - Navigation - Car Multimedia Online Shop Multiplanet.ch

why they offer it as Rio 09-11?
 

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Looking good so far. Have to look to see what type of double din radio I want, probably a kenwood. I see they have kits now too so you can still use your steering controls as well...

Axxess ASWC Steering wheel control interface — connects your car's steering wheel audio controls to an aftermarket stereo at Crutchfield.com

Have to figure out speaker upgrades, saw somthing on here that somebody uped thier speakers from 5.25" to 6" with some kind of adapter. Then of course the subs and amp too. So much research to do just to get some nice sound from these little cars! :lol:
 

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Well, i already spoke with the seller, he said 20 EURO to USA, so is not big deal considering that shipping is from Germany.

Regarding the speakers upgrade, i already replace it with 2 pairs of Kenwood x1730p i think those are 6.5" or 7" not sure, and for the tweeter, i decided to open a hole on the door to place it. (it's seems like OEM)
 

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Looks good for double DIn. But gentle reminder, it looks like it has a hole for pushbutton start which requires the smartkey.
 

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Looks good for double DIn. But gentle reminder, it looks like it has a hole for pushbutton start which requires the smartkey.
Thats ok for me since I have that button but you can also see from the pitcture that there is a round plastic thing that i believe goes in the space if you don't have the button
 
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